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Amikam Toren in conversation with Professor Phillip Lindley

All day from Friday 26 March until Sunday 4 April

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 27th March. For events on or after 28th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

Amikam Toren discusses his seminal work of over five decades with curator Professor Phillip Lindley ahead of a forthcoming solo exhibition at Wolfson College. This exhibition will include several works by Toren from Wolfson College’s Frangenberg Collection. The late Dr Thomas Frangenberg owned the largest collection of Toren’s work in the world. After Thomas’s death, major works by Toren were donated to Tate, Leeds and Manchester, but a nucleus of important works came with the rest of the collection to Wolfson.

Israeli-born artist Amikam Toren is an ‘elder statesman’ of British Conceptual Art. Since the late 1960s, he has been producing artworks which are often formed through destruction and re-construction. They possess a rigorous interest in materials and materiality.  Toren’s artistic interventions typically comprise a programmatic investigation and transmutation of the physical media with which he works. The boundaries between painting and sculpture are traversed or erased: even the apparently two-dimensional is revealed to possess a physical three-dimensionality and the three-dimensional may be coerced into its own two-dimensional co-referent.  

Several distinctive interests are evidenced throughout Toren’s career. They include the exploration of the nature and definition of Representation; an interest in reflection and in mirrored reduction; a long-term fascination with the fragment and with destruction and its partial converse - the creative revivification of the broken and smashed; a delight in the co-option and manipulation of graphic signs as art; the interrogation of the relationship between texts and figurative imagery; and an abiding interest in materiality and media.

https://wolfson.cam.ac.uk/cambridge-festival-2021

Booking email address: arts@wolfson.cam.ac.uk

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Age: Adults
Timing: Available on Demand
Theme: Explore

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